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Adoption: Staying Motivated and Inspired

Written By: Anna Sandbank Now that the proverbial rush of the holiday season has drawn to a close, perhaps we are focused on resolutions we have made for the coming year and how to keep them alive. More often than not, however, we fail to adhere to our own best intentions, likely due to a too ambitious or […]

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Baby Care for Adoptive Parents

By Nicole Mayer, RN, MSW, IAC Center Counselor Becoming a parent is a joyous experience. Most parents feel both excited and anxious about how they will experience and handle the first months of having a newborn. In addition adoptive parents have some unique concerns. The months leading up to the arrival of a newborn can feel like eternity. […]

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Adoption: Getting on the Same Page with Your Partner

Joni S. Mantell, LCSW, Director IAC Center WWW.IACCENTER.COM NJ • NYC • PA For many, the decision to pursue adoption comes after years of struggling with infertility. Letting go of the dream of the biological child and embracing the deepest wish – to become a parent – usually involves some emotional work, your own and between you and […]

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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF PRIVATE ADOPTION

Over the course of 25 years as an adoption attorney, I have found myself repeating the following ten principles of advice for achieving a successful private adoption. You and the birth parents deserve to be treated with respect and compassion.   As a result of the very emotional nature of the adoption process, you and the […]

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WHY USE AN ATTORNEY?

by Robin Fleischner, Esq. www.adoptsurrogatelaw.com All prospective adoptive parents have the same goal: to find a child and finalize your adoption. There are many ways to find a child in the United States – through a licensed state or private adoption agency, advertising, networking, and creating a presence online – but the only way to ensure that your […]

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HE Said/SHE Said

Michael and Joy Goldstein on Private Placement vs. Agency Adoptions – Which is Right for You? Michael and Joy Goldstein are uniquely qualified to discuss the relative merits of private placement and agency adoptions. Since adopting three sons of their own in the early 1980’s, they have dedicated their lives to helping birth parents, adoptive parents and […]

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Surviving Infertility

Infertility is ranked by psychologists as high on the stress scale as that of a life-threatening disease. Emotional reactions to infertility occur on a Grief Continuum©, range from basic grief about the difficulty or inability to have a biological child to a post-traumatic stress reaction that often lasts for a period of time even after […]

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Should We Adopt

“We are raising three children who’ve come from three different ‘methods.’ And yet they are each as much a part of us as the other. If you become parents at the end of the infertility rollercoester ride, the ride fades into the background and is no longer the focus of your life. Your focus becomes […]

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Making the Transition from Infertility to Adoption

For many, the decision to pursue adoption comes only after many years of struggling with infertility. Letting go of the dream of the biological child and embracing the deepest wish – to become a parent – usually involves some emotional work. Deciding to stop medical treatments Even though the infertility experience is most often described […]

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